Director Emergency Management & Business Continuity - Emerge

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days
Hours: 8:00a - 4:00p


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity to join us in our mission to provide the best and most advanced care.

The Director will be responsible for oversight, strategic direction, and leadership of the emergency management and business continuity programs at Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.

Reporting to the Vice President, this candidate will focus on the planning and execution of these programs in alignment and partnership with the health system emergency management and business continuity structure. This will include developing policies, strategies, frameworks, methodologies, and tools that build upon the current programs and charter the journey to advance the programs and preparedness of the medical center, the academic practice division and college of medicine.

This position will work closely with hospital senior leadership, all clinical departments, the department of nursing, the adult and children's hospital, and the Academic Practice Division of the PSH Medical Group and will collaborate with Penn State Health to ensure programmatic alignment.

As a people-leader, the Director of Emergency Management will engage Learning & Leadership to build a system of sustained learning for leaders and staff, identify operational risks, and quantify their impacts to business operations

The position serves as the institutional subject matter expert to the medical center, College of Medicine and academic medical group during the emergency management phases of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery as well as business continuity planning and response.

This position reports on the overall maturity of programs, the state of preparedness and the management of significant operational risks to executive and senior leadership as well as other key stakeholders.

About Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
Penn State Health’s flagship 564-bed medical center, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is central Pennsylvania’s only locally based academic medical center. A Magnet-designated hospital since 2007, it provides high-level, patient-focused medical care. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the only medical facility in Pennsylvania to be accredited as a Level 1 trauma center for both children and adults. Hershey Medical Center shares its Hershey campus with Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits with no waiting period, outstanding time off programs to ensure strong life/work balance, and tuition reimbursement to provide our staff members the resources they need to meet their career goals!




We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. 


For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC.   Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City. 



Master's Degree in Emergency Management, Emergency Planning, Disaster Planning, Business Continuity, or a related field required.
7 years of experience in a healthcare environment management emergency preparedness, inclusive of business continuity, disaster recovery, and incident management planning required.
5 years of management responsibility required.
The following are required:
IS-100.HCb: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals.
IS-200.HCa: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations.
IS-700.a: An Introduction to National Incident Management System (NIMS).
IS-800.b: An Introduction to National Response Framework.
IS-120.a: An Introduction to Exercises.



Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program training certification preferred.
Academic Medical Center or Health System experience preferred.
FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) preferred.
FEMA Incident Command 100, 200, 300 and 400 preferred.
FEMA Continuity of Operations Manager preferred.
FEMA EMI - Professional Series certificate of completion preferred.
FEMA Emergency Management Institute - Advanced Professional Series preferred.
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor preferred.
PEMA Emergency Management - Professional certification preferred.
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) preferred.
Certified Project Manager preferred. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls preferred DRIICertified Healthcare Provider Business Continuity Profession
al preferred.



If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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Union: Non Bargained